Adele’s new album “25” has done some impressive numbers! Her latest project sold more than 2.3 million copies in the U.S. alone during its first three days on the market.
To put that into perspective, only Taylor Swift’s “1989,” (released late last year) Drake’s “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” (released in April) and Ed Sheeran’s “x” (in June 2014) have sold as much as one million copies all year so far.
Nielsen Music said Monday that Adele will almost certainly break the one-week record for album sales, set by ‘NSYNC in 2000 with 2.4 million for “No Strings Attached.”
Adele’s previous album, 2011’s “21,” has sold 11.24 million copies in the United States; it’s likely many of the people who sought out the new one this weekend haven’t bought an album since. Adele also did not allow streaming services like Spotify to make “25” available, so people anxious to hear it had to buy it.
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